Ben Rothenberg

freelance reporter covering the US Open for New York Times

Ben Rothenberg on KCRW

The U.S. Open is in full swing, with the stands filled at 100% capacity. Masks are optional.

US Open: Who could win, and why are so many players opting against COVID vaccines?

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